The 15th Aesthetic Medicine Congress of South Africa (AMCSA 2020)

The 15th Aesthetic Medicine Congress of South Africa (AMCSA 2020)


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Nina Deep
Dr. Deep has enjoyed a lifelong interest in art, design and aesthetics. These passions prompted her to open Nina Deep Aesthetics in 2005,specialising in the art of facial injection technique to achieve a refreshed and natural appearance. She is nationally recognized as an expert in facial injections and is a sought after trainer throughout the United States. Her years of experience and artistic eye benefit her patients and have distinguished her as a leader in the aesthetics industry. Dr. Deep performs all facial injections herself in order to ensure her patients benefit from her years of experience and expertise.
Dr. Deep received her Medical Doctorate from Northeast Ohio Medical University in 1994. After completing her residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio she became board certified in Internal Medicine. She has been caring for patients since 1997 and has been recognized as one of Columbus’ top physicians by The Columbus Dispatch. In her spare time Dr. Deep enjoys spending time with her husband, three children and their dog.
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Mario Goisis
Mario Goisis obtained his medicine degree Cum Laude at Milan University In 1999.
He is certified in Maxillofacial Surgery Cum Laude at Milan University from 2004.
He received a Master’s degree in aesthetic surgery at Tor Vergata University Rome.

Dr. Goisis is often called upon by National and International medical and scientific groups to inform and teach doctors on the recent advances in medical and aesthetic cosmetic correction.
As an invited speaker, he has lectured extensively in Europe, America and Asia.
He has patented many instruments for aesthetic, reconstructive and regenerative treatments.
He has written scientific articles about aesthetic medicine and surgery for American and European journals.
He is the editor of the Atlas of Aesthetic Treatments published by Springer Nature, an Atlas with a step-by-step description of full-face treatment and body remodeling with fillers. This atlas is edited in many languages, included Corean, Polish and Chinese. Since its online publication in 2014, there have been more than 60000 downloads of this book. In 2019 the book was still among the top 50% most downloaded ebook in its respective e book collection.
He is the editor of the book Outpatient Regenerative Medicine published by Springer Nature, an Atlas about Fat Injections and PRP . This atlas is edited in English and Spanish. Since its online publication in May 2019, there have been more than 12000 downloads of this book.

He is the Author of many other books in English, Russian and Chinese languages like “the Five Layers simple anatomy”, “the Atlas of Aesthetic Gynaecology” and “the K68 and the rules of Beauty”.

Mario Goisis is the director of Doctor’s Equipe, a group of 4 clinics and medical offices in Italy.
Regarding aesthetic and regenerative medicine techniques, he has more than 15 years of experience.
In particular, he performed more than 2000 surgical interventions, and he published his results in some of the most important scientific journals of Plastic, Reconstructive and Maxillo-Facial Surgery like PRS, APS, OPRS, BJOM.
He performed more than 15000 treatments of aesthetic and regenerative medicine, and he published his results in some of the most important scientific journals like APS and EJPS. He spoke about his experience in the most important international congresses of aesthetic medicine (Imcas, Amwc, 5CC).
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Heike Heise
Dr Heise is a dermatologist and allergist at the Dr. Hilton Medical Skin Center, Düsseldorf, Germany.
She studied at the following hospitals and universities: Hôpital Hôtel Dieu in Paris, Hôpital Montpellier, University of Düsseldorf, Institut für umweltmedizinische Forschung (IUF), Düsseldorf.
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Prof Alessio Redaelli
He lives and works in Milan. Founded “Medical Aesthetic”, Leader Italian Society in Medical Doctors and Odontoiatrics practical training in the field of Aesthetic medicine, phlebology and Regenerative medicine.
He is Professor at Milan Aesthetic School "Agora'" and at ASPEM society. He is Professor a.c. at Padova University and leads the course on "Oral and Perioral tissues aesthetics".
He is faculty trainer of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine.
He has published many books in the field of the aesthetic medicine:
• 100 risposte sulle vene varicose, Key, 2007
• The aesthetic medicine, See-Editrice Firenze, 2009
• The Botulinum Toxin A in Aesthetic Medicine, for the treatment of Hyperhidrosis and in Odontostomatology. Basic principles and clinical practice.
OEO Firenze, 2010.
• The Medical Rhinoplasty. Basic principles and clinical practice. OEO Firenze, 2010
• The facial Aging: medical, surgical and odontostomatological solutions. OEO Firenze, 2012
He is overseas fellow at the Royal Society of Medicine and active member at the International Academy od Aesthetic Dermatology.
Many indexed scientifical papers have been published on main indexed scientifical journals.
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Riekie Smit
Dr Riekie Smit
MBChB (UOFS). MSc Sports Medicine(Pret) Adv Dip Aesth Med (FPD)

Dr Smit has a private practice in Pretoria, South Africa, focusing on medical aesthetic and skin treatments.
Besides her practice, Dr Smit also hold the positions of:
- Senior faculty member of the American Academy of Aesthetic medicine training doctors in various continents.
- Founder of the Aesthetic and Anti-aging Medicine Society of South Africa, and still functioning on the EXCO.
- Scientific chairperson of the Aesthetic Medicine Congress of South Africa.
- Course developer for the officially recognized Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine in South Africa.
- Global KOL for various aesthetic medical and pharmaceutical companies in the industry.
- International trainer on aesthetic medical subjects and author of medical articles, journals and scientific publications.
Her field of expertise includes skin rejuvenation, facial injectables (neuromodulators and fillers), Thread Lifting, Chemical peels, Mesotherapy, Clinical Face Anatomy, PRP, Lasers and LED.
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Debbie Norval
Dr Debbie Norval
MBBCh (Rand) Dip Pall Med (UK) M Phil Pall Med (UCT) Adv Dip Aesthetic Med (FPD)
After graduating as a doctor at Wits University in 1991, Dr Norval studied Palliative Medicine at Cardiff University in Wales and later obtained a
Masters in Philosophy from UCT. She has an Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine through the Foundation for Professional Development. She is a board member of AAMSSA and sits on the Professionalism and Ethics committee for SAAHSP. She currently works in Aesthetic Medicine in Private Practice in Johannesburg.
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Dr Johan Botha
ENT surgeon

After completing his specialist studies at the University of Stellenbosch, Dr Johan Botha entered private practice as an ENT surgeon in 1990 and built up a successful specialist practice. He has always had an interest in business and was an angel investor in a number of start-up businesses. The business that he is most proud of is Dermafrica, founded in 2005 and established in aesthetics in 2006. He is the founder and owner but his specific responsibility is to teach and train colleagues in Aptos thread-lifting methods. Dr Botha was the first APTOS certified trainer in SA and has successfully trained over 140 doctors.
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Susan Burger
Dr. Susan Burger is a General Medical Practitioner who specializes in Aesthetic Medicine. She obtained her Medical Degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2005 and has completed her American Board Certification in Aesthetic Medicine through the AAAM (American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine) in October 2015.
She currently owns and manages Medical Aesthetics & Beauty Boutique (MBB salon), an aesthetics and slimming clinic based in Kempton Park, Gauteng. She gives lectures on topics in Aesthetic medicine for the AAAM and provides training for doctors for Mint PDO threads and Bionutrilift from Filmed (Filorga).
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Alastair Clark
Dr Alastair Clark
M.B., B.Ch.., GPSI Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine.

Dr Clark was installed in October 2007 as one of twenty international Global Trainers to give instruction to doctors internationally.
He designs and delivers courses in the disciplines of filler volumisation, neuromuscular manipulation with botulinum neurotoxin, non-surgical thread lifts, IPL and laser, chemical peels, as well as physical treatments of the skin.
Dr Clark has presented and given live demonstrations at numerous international congresses in Europe, Asia and South Africa. He is currently the Head National Key Opinion Leader for Silhouette Soft of Sinclair Laboratories. He also served as International Key Opinion Leader and Trainer for Restylane.
Dr Clark has presented on the international stage for the following aesthetic companies:
Galderma, Restylane – Global International KOL
Silhouette Softlift – National Head KOL
Myoscience Iovera – National KOL
Genop Healthcare
Sinclair Medical
Palomar Medical Technologies Inc.
Filorga Laboratories
Syneron/Candela Medical Ltd.
Radiant Healthcare
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Dirk Coetzee
Dr. Dirk-Francois (Dirk) Coetzee was born and raised in Port Elizabeth. He qualified as medical doctor in 2009 at Stellenbosch University. He started his registrarship in Anaesthesiology and Critical Care at Stellenbosch University in 2014, and qualified as an Anaesthesiologist in 2018. During this time, he published an article in the Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia (SAJAA). H has great passion for teaching and training and he was extensively involved in the training of pre- as well as post-graduate training from 2014-2019. He moved to the field of Aesthetic and Anti-ageing medicine in 2018, completed his certificate in Aesthetic medicine from the AAAM in 2020 and recently opened his practice, RP Aesthetics, in Somerset West where his vision is to match the patient's outer beauty with their inner beauty by education, prevention and rejuvenation
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Shahien Dollie
Dr Shahien Dollie – MBChB(UCT), Adv Dip Aesth Med (FPD)

Dr Shahien Dollie is a co-founder and medical director at The Aesthetic Doctors, an executive member of the AAMSSA and serves on the scientific committee for local aesthetic congresses Cosmedica and AMCSA. Dr Dollie enjoys local medical training, is a regular speaker at international congresses such as the International Master Course on Ageing Science (IMCAS), the Aesthetici Medicine World Conference (AMWC) and is an active contributor to the IMCAS Academy and the Dermatological and Surgical International League. Furthermore he has authored several aesthetic articles in electronic and print media. Dr Dollie has a passion for education and a special interest in regenerative medicine and its evolving role in aesthetics.
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Michelle Emett
Dr Michelle Emett has been practicing medicine for 24 years. After completing surgical primaries, she entered Accident and Emergency Medicine both in South Africa and abroad. Spent 6 years as a Medical Advisor in Pharmaceuticals before finding her passion in Aesthetic Medicine, which she has practiced for 8 years in Hermanus, South Africa. Dr Emett teaches aesthetic procedures and attends international congresses and trainings for updates. Her passion is clinical facial anatomy which she believes to be the basis for sound scientific, aesthetic practice.
Salome Gurgenidze
Dr Salome Gurgenidze (MD, Georgia), is an HPCSA (Health Professional Council of South Africa) registered General Practitioner with a special interest in Aesthetic Medicine; a board certified physician in Aesthetic Medicine (American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine) and obtained Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine, a presenter at local and international congresses with more than 10 years’ experience in Aesthetic practice.
Her special interest in psychology, the neurophysiology of facial expressions and behavioural science, helps Dr Gurgenidze work with her patients to achieve a fresh, natural look that enhances their natural beauty without losing their individuality and charm.
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Tarryn Jacobs
Dr Tarryn Jacobs
MBChB FC Derm (SA) (cum laude) MMed (Derm) (cum laude)
Specialist Dermatologist based at NoviSkin in Pretoria
Part time consultant Dermatologist and lecturer at Steve Biko Academic Hospital
Awarded the Peter Gordon-Smith medal for academic excellence in Dermatology
Special clinical interest in Acne and other chronic inflammatory skin conditions
Member of the Dermatology Society of South Africa, South African Society for Dermatological Surgery
Member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the International Women’s Dermatologic Society
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Vivien Jandera
Dr Vivien Jandera is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon currently in private practice in Pretoria

With 23 years experience as a specialist, she has worked in both State/ University appointments and private practice at different times in her career

She was Clinical Head of Unit in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University for a period of time, where she was involved in clinical work, teaching and research.

Currently, her practice is predominantly cosmetic, and she has an interest in both surgical and non-surgical procedures.

Dr Jandera has presented papers at both local and overseas congresses. She has presented numerous training workshops for general practitioners and specialists. She also attends local and overseas congresses regularly.

She is a member of

• APRASSA (Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery of South Africa)
• ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
• ASPS (America Society of Plastic Surgery)

She is currently the Past President of APRASSA, having served as their president for the past 2 years.
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Melanie Lambrechts
Dr. Melanie Lambrechts is a WITS Graduate. She completed her post-graduate training in Aesthetics through the FPD, doing a 2-year Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic and Wellness Medicine. She has 8 years experience in the aesthetic and wellness industry. She is the Founder and Owner of The Centre of Wellness in Parkmore which specializes in all aspects of skin rejuvenation and facial beautification. The clinic offers a range of laser treatments, lipolytic injections, Botulinum and dermal filler injections, facial threads, Plexr plasma tightening, PRP and microneedling and a range of skin peels.
Through her years of experience, Dr Mel is skilled in lecturing and training, and currently lectures for Allergan as part of the Allergan Academy, for Genop Healthcare on micro-needling and more recently for Collagen ProActive. She also authors numerous articles for industry magazines and online platforms
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Xenephin Ludick
Dr Xen has been an Aesthetic GP for 14 years and has always enjoyed the result driven nature of the industry. He is the co-owner of the Longevity Centre in Fourways, where the philosophy is a full-circle, holistic approach including an Integrative Medicine arm run by his business partner, Dr Burt Jooste. Dr Xen is also a member of the local Allergan Medical Institute faculty and has a strong passion for teaching and academy. Outside of Medicine his passions lie with Mountain biking and spending time with his beautiful wife in nature, especially the African bush.
Mary Manthata
Dr Mary Gene Manthata
B DENT THER; MBCHB; DOMH (UP); ADAM (Current study)

Antiaging / Regenerative Medical Practitioner

Dr Mary Gene Manthata is an Antiaging /Regenerative medical practitioner with focus in multidisciplinary applications and technologies in regenerative medicine and antiaging incorporating body, mind and spirit.

This is informed by continuous integrative and intersection of life sciences, cell biology (Epigenetics) engineering, physics in regenerative medicine which has made great scientific progress.

Regenerative Medicine technologies and methodologies include but not limited to stem cell therapy. Stem cell therapy applications may include endogenous cell activation or exogeneous cell transplantation.

Dr Mary Gene Manthata is the co-founder and current manager Reatha Rejuvenation Centre situated in 506 Berg Avenue, Pretoria North.
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Frans Maruma
Dr Frans Maruma is a Bloemfontein based specialist dermatologist with passion in Aesthetic Medicine, Research, and Medical Education. Apart from practicing aesthetics and dermatology in private practice, Dr Maruma is currently engaged in evaluating safety and efficacy of advanced chemical peel treatments for skin photo-type IV-VI including the use of Trichloroacetic Acid. His interest in the chronic pigmentation disorder was inspired by the continuing conundrum of not having gold standard treatment protocols for safe and efficacious treatment of the skin photo-type IV-VI population.

As a medical educationalist, Dr Maruma further holds a senior lecturer position at the University of Free State where he conducts research towards his PhD and at the same time leading a supervisory role in education and training for registrars and undergraduate medical students. In his leisure time, Dr Maruma enjoys spending time with family, travelling and listening to music.
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Lev Naidoo
Dr Lev Naidoo completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of KwaZula-Natal, graduating MBChB – cum laude in 2006 and obtaining the Fellowship of the College of Dermatology with distinction in 20124 when she was awarded the Peter Gordon Smith medal for academic excellence. During her postgraduate training she was a recipient of the D43-Fogarty-Fellowship Programme which allowed her to complete a short-term fellowship in Epidemiology at The Mailman School of Public Health at The University of Columbia.
She went on to complete her Masters in Medicine in 2015. Post-fellowship she remained at The University of KwaZulu-Natal as a consultant and lecturer. She was awarded a Scholarship from The African Association for Research and Training in Cancer which aided her research in HIV-Kaposi Sarcoma. Her research contributions include articles in peer-reviewed journals and chapters in Dermatology textbooks pertaining to HIV-related dermatoses, pigmentary disturbances as well as inflammatory and infectious diseases of the skin.
She relocated to Johannesburg in 2018 where she founded her own clinical practice, The Dermatology Room located in Hyde Park. She is a member of the South African Society of Dermatological Surgery, The Dermatological Society of South Africa, The Vitiligo Society of South Africa and The Skin Cancer Foundation of South Africa. She presently sits on the editorial board of A2 Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Magazine and is an executive committee member for the Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine Society of South Africa
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Natalia Novikova
Dr Novikova is Gynaecologist with special interests in minimally invasive surgery, urogynaecology and aesthetic gynaecology. She works in private practice at Mediclinic Cape Town, Oranjezicht and Sandton Day Clinic, Morningside, Johannesburg –,, @gynaetaboos. She is a fellow of the Royal college of obstericians and gynaecologists (UK) and (Royal Australian & New Zealand college of obstericians and gynaecolgists). She has a number of publications on various subjects in obstetrics and gynaecology and a PhD and a Masters Degree. She is the president of South African Aesthetic Gynaecology Association. She runs workshops in Aesthetic Gynaecology in South Africa. She has experience working in low- and high-resource settings in various cultural environments (Ukraine, Sweden, Australia and South Africa) and she is passionate about women's health
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Russell Raath
Dr Russell Raath
MBChB (Stel) MMed (Anaes)(Pret) FIPP (WIP)
Anaesthesiologist Private Practice for 33 years- special interest in pain management
2008 - Obtained FIPP - Fellowship in Interventional Pain Practice
2007 -2020 Interventional Chronic Pain Management: Full time for past 12 years
AT: Jakaranda Pain Clinic (Chronic Pain management)
Netcare Jakaranda Hospital
President SANS (South African Neuromodulation Society)
Member WIP –World Institute of Pain.
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Hendrik C Roos
HC Roos
M.Med (Stell), FCS (SA) 1989
Fellow Craniofacial Centre Paris (France) 1991

Private Practice 1991 – 2004.
Contributed a chapter in a textbook on male aesthetic surgery (Author: Daniel Marchac)
Researched Skin Rejuvenation techniques. Inventor of the Nimue Skin Range of products
Inventor of the Thoclor Labs HOCl immune solution.
Coordinator of medical research into the application of HOCl in burns and wounds and how to optimize aesthetic procedures using HOCl.
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Elmie Theron
Dr Elmie Nel is a general practitioner in private practice in Montana, Pretoria.
She has a special interest in aesthetic medicine.
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Cobus van Niekerk
Dr Jacobus van Niekerk is a GP with a special Interest in Aesthetic Medicine and Ethics, Johannesburg, South Africa. He is the current President of the AAMSSA (Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine Society of South Africa). He graduated from the University of Pretoria in 1997, received his BSCMedScHons (Cum Laude) in Reproductive Biology from the University of Stellenbosch in 2001. He worked in the United Kingdom in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Trauma & Intensive Care and became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburg in 2007 in Accident and Emergency Medicine. Dr Cobus serves on the Aesthetic Medicine Congress of South Africa (AMCSA) Scientific Committee. Dr van Niekerk is a local and International speaker and completed the Advanced Diploma of Aesthetic Medicine (ADAM), Cum Laude. He is devoted to his fields of interest: Wellness, Aesthetics and Ethics.
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Michelle Westcott
Dr Michelle Westcott. MB.BCh (Wits)
Adv. Dip. Aesthetic Medicine. (FPD)
Dr Michelle Westcott is a GP with a special interest in aesthetic medicine
and has been practicing in the field of Aesthetic Medicine since 2006. Currently
in private practice in the coastal towns of Ballito & Southbroom in
KZN. Dr Westcott has a unique interest and passion for facial skin rejuvenation
procedures that improve skin quality and skin health. She is committed
to raise the profile and safety of aesthetic medicine, and helping to
establish standards of safety and effective practice through excellence in
training. She is an Executive Committee member AAMSSA, KOL for
Genop Health & Co-director of the Society of Mesotherapy of South Africa.
Philippa Crichton
Philippa Crichton has been involved in the skincare industry since 1985, when she qualified as a beauty therapist from the London Institute of Beauty Culture in England.

She has had her own skin care centres since 1987, so has invaluable experience in the successful managing and marketing of them.

She has always been very involved in the industry, serving on the SAIHBTh board and then becoming president of SAAHSP and the BHSEA, she has also been an examiner for SAAHSP and sat on their education board for many years, being heavily involved in the setting of standards for the industry.

Philippa has made it her mission to ensure that her client’s will receive the most advanced and up to date treatments available in our industry today and in so doing has expanded her knowledge on many aspects of the skincare industry, including medical aesthetics. She has passion for sharing this knowledge and has been an educator in various advanced modalities.
Sonette Donker
Sonette is a qualified professional skincare therapist and has worked in the professional skincare industry for 24 years. She has travelled the world presenting at congresses, press events and medical conferences. Passionate about the skin, she enjoys sharing her knowledge with aesthetic skin therapists, doctors and beauty editors. She owns her own skin studio and consulting business, Skin iD.
Sine Hadebe
Sr Sine Hadebe

A Clinical Nurse Practitioner who Specializes in Primary Health Care with 12 years experience in various nursing fields, including midwifery, Mens health, psychiatry, case management. An intergrative Health coach with special interest in disease prevention and health management through community education.

Obtained a Dip. in Nursing General, Psychiatry, Community and Midwifery at KZN College of Nursing (University of Zululand) in 2008. Dip. in Primary Health Care (Health assessment, diagnosis and treatment) obtained at University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).
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Katherine Kurzewski
Katherine’s natural philosophy as a somatologist, specialising in laser and facial rejuvenation therapy, is that your skin reflects your lifestyle. Katherine prides herself in constantly learning and honing her skill to ensure her clients receive innovative solutions for their skin. Through her journey over the last decade, she has been exposed to many industries and global experts, one of the highlights being chosen as the South African representative at the 2009 World Skills Congress in Calgary Canada. Her goal is to constantly strive for exceptional client results at The Centre of Wellness, alongside Dr Melanie Lambrechts. Katherine most enjoys the transformation of skin brought about through the bio-chemistry of various products and aesthetic devices. A confident skin improves the quality of so many lives. In conclusion, she simply loves skin.
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Sane Niemand
I studied hospitality management at University of Pretoria and then worked as a guest house manager at an upmarket guesthouse in Hermanus. After a few years, I realised that I wasn’t doing what was really a passion – making a real difference in other people’s lives. I resigned my job and studied Somatology at a private institute in Pretoria where I was awarded Best Practical and Theoretical student each year. Changing skin and changing lives through therapy is an absolute passion. After completing my studies, I worked in a few smaller salons and then got the position at a Plastic Surgeon’s practice to open their recovery retreat, where I could use both hospitality and knowledge of skin to my advantage. Soon thereafter I moved to his practice full time as Somatologist and learned as much as possible with regards to every aspect of aesthetic treatments, plastic and reconstructive surgeries. I left to further my career in training and joined another distribution company as their Capital Equipment trainer. I joined Dermafrica in March 2017 as representative in Johannesburg. In February 2020, we relocated to Cape Town and I was appointed Head of Training at Dermafrica since July 2020.
Judey Pretorius
Dr Judey is a highly accomplished Biochemical Scientist and product development specialist with substantial experience in the disciplines of acute, chronic and post-surgical wound healing, regenerative medicine, and cell therapy. She holds a Master’s degree in Genetics and Molecular Biology followed by her Ph.D. degree in in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Drug development and design. She recently obtained an Advanced Diploma in Dermal Aesthetics.
Dr Judey gained extensive experience as a Research and Development Formulation Scientist. She was responsible for Scientific and Biomedical formulation of therapeutic products of premium brands in respective disciplines. Her contributions included cosmeceutical, pharmaceutical and medical device developments.
Dr Judey is the co-founder of Biomedical Emporium, a biotechnology company specialising in formulation of advanced biological products, cell culture processes and tissue engineering for advanced wound healing, and advisory on regenerative medicine. She has made unique formulation discoveries, which has a profound influence on the course of new developments in aesthetic and wound care treatment.
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Yolande Swanepoel
YYolandé Swanepoel is the Academic Head of the Isa Carstens Academy. She is an experienced Somatologist and obtained her Master of Technology in Somatology through the University of Johannesburg. She has 24 years’ experience in Health and Skincare Education and serves on the SAAHSP Ethics Committee and the SAAHSP CPD and Designations committee.
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Wojciech Swistak
Mr Wojciech Bartlomiej Swistak

Mr Swistak was born into a medical family and he understands the core and nuances of medical business in general. His family own shares in a hospital and rehabilitation centre which meets the satisfaction of private patients deciding on a private care facility in Europe. He is showing his commitment to the field of Aesthetic Medicine by furthering his career in Somatology
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Joelette Theron
Joelette Theron is the Executive Director of SAAHSP – Professional Body for the Skin, Body and Nail Care Industry. She completed 3 years of training and is a Qualified Designated Somatologist.

Her current role is the Professional Body Administrator for SAAHSP which entail awarding and Monitoring Professional Designations and implementing member CPD and monitoring members CPD.

She has been involved in Education since 2004 and has been working for SAAHSP for 9 years developing the Professional Body and Education systems for the Organisation.

She is also the Company Secretary for the Organisation looking after Corporate Governance.
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Tanya Vogt
Tanya Vogt completed her BA honours in 1994, from Wits University, majoring in African Literature and Archaeology. Currently Tanya is the Executive Officer of The South African Medical Technology Industry Association (SAMED), a position she has held since January 2007. SAMED represents the interests of 190+ medical device, medical equipment and In Vitro Diagnostics Companies in South Africa. Locally, Tanya sits on the Nappi Advisory Board (NAB) and is a member of both the Industry Task Group and the Medical Device Forum. Internationally Tanya is the South African medical technology industry representative on the Asian Harmonisation Working Party and a board member of the Global Medical Technology Alliance.
Joanne Staniforth
Jo Staniforth is the founder and owner of Medi Aesthetic Solutions and has been involved in the aesthetic sector in South Africa for more than 10 years. During her time in the industry she has been clinically trained on many devices; Tixel, Cryolipolysis, NdYAG 1064NM Long Pulse laser, PICO second laser, Ultrasound, RF, Dermapen, Plasma, Skin Boosters, PDT, Microdermabrasion and also trained in Hair Restoration, Chemical Peels and many skin care products. She now in turn provides clinical training to many Doctors and Specialists throughout the country. Jo has been a guest speaker both locally and internationally. She was also a guest speaker at IMCAS held in Paris, France; one of the largest medical aesthetic congresses in the world.